Mucormycosis in Uncontrolled Diabetic: A Case Report

  • Farangis Sadeghi 1 1. Clinical Research Development Unit, Imam Hossein Hospital, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran.
  • Mahtab Hajian 2 2. Student Research Committee, School of Medicine, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran.
  • Badie Batti 3 3. Department of Internal Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Zeinab Mohammadi 2
  • Amir Noyani 1 Imam Hossein Center for Education, Research and Treatment, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran.

Abstract

Background: Mucormycosis is an opportunistic infection produced by various fungi in the order Mucorales, which is most commonly seen in people with a defect, especially diabetics. Introduction of this infection can involve processes such as insulin injections and tooth extractions. Mucormycosis mortality is significantly high  even with surgical treatment and management of diabetes. In this paper, a case of 28-year-old female with a history of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus referred to emergency ward 5 days after tooth extraction experiencing a progressive pain and swelling was reported. Patient's examinations showed left orifice edema, left 7th nerve paralysis, and ocular-paralysis of 3rd, 4th and 6th on the left side. The patient was deployed to a more equipped facility in Mashhad (Iran), and after several days she died.
Published
Aug 3, 2019
How to Cite
SADEGHI 1, Farangis et al. Mucormycosis in Uncontrolled Diabetic: A Case Report. International Journal of Health Studies, [S.l.], aug. 2019. ISSN 2423-6594. Available at: <http://ijhs.shmu.ac.ir/index.php/ijhs/article/view/648>. Date accessed: 16 oct. 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.22100/ijhs.v4i3.648.
Section
Articles

Keywords

Mucormycosis, Opportunistic, Mortality, Rhinocerebral, Immunosuppression.